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231-pound halibut caught in Alaska

1:40 PM, Sep 11, 2013   |    comments
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A lot of anglers fish the Jacksonville Beach pier. On Tuesday, someone caught a 15-inch flounder.
    
Pretty good size, but nothing quite like this: Look at this Pacific halibut: a 231 pounder that took 45-minutes to real in.

Dirk Whitsitt, a construction worker from Kansas, caught the fish of a lifetime only an hour into his first fishing trip in Alaska.

The captain of the boat offered him a 250-dollar voucher for another day of fishing if he would throw it back.
    
He said no thanks.

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